Frequently Asked Questions
Blood test (2)
Why am I unable to cancel my appointment for my blood test?
I myself work at CERN, my wife needs to receive a treatment by injection, can this be done at the infirmary?
No, for legal reasons, we cannot treat family members, but only people working on the CERN site.
I am currently being treated for high blood pressure. I measure my blood pressure at home with my own monitor. Can I have my machine's callibration checked at the infirmary?
Yes, you can come anytime during opening hours (8.30am-12.30pm / 1.30pm-5.30pm).
Can I receive an intravenous antibiotic treatment at the infirmary?
No, for an intravenous treatment you have the possibility to contact a liberal nurse in France or visit a medical center/clinic in Switzerland.
New Mothers (1)
I'm pregnant and I own a dosimeter. I need advice, what must I do?
What is a vaccination booklet? What if I don't have one?
A vaccination booklet keeps track of all the vaccinations you have received.
If you don't have one or can't find it, please contact your family doctor prior to your CERN medical visit in order to check your vaccination history, especially regarding the tetanus vaccine.
I will shortly be travelling abroad, where can I get a prescription for a vaccination?
If you are going on an official trip, you can make an appointment to see a CERN doctor by contacting the service's Secretariat for a vaccination follow-up.
For non-official travel, please contact your general practitioner or the Geneva Cantonal Hospital's "médecine des voyageurs" (French or German only).
For information concerning recommended vaccinations, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travelers' Health website.
I have been prescribed and have bought some vaccines. Can I come to CERN's infirmary in order to have them administered?
Yes, you can come to the infirmary to have them administered. Please bring the relevant prescription and your vaccination booklet if you have one. Do remember to keep your vaccine(s) in the fridge if you do not come to the infirmary straight away.